Saturday, January 07, 2017

The First of 2017

The first winter snowfall has arrived. After many flurried and chaotic photos from news in other states a real winter is actually at my door. Just two days ago I posted a this photo of achillea still in bloom in one of my flower beds.


If I go outside right now the flowers will be buried beneath inches of cotton white snow and look like frozen lace.   Even my tentative and shy rosebuds that seemed to hang in stasis for weeks will be frozen and black by tomorrow.



The eve of my first story roof that I can see from this second story office window has lost all definition and if I squint my eyes I can pretend that it is a twenty foot snow drift up against the house. Something that a fearless child could use for a magical fort or castle with many ice-walled rooms. Some gifted joy to pass the cold day.



The birds flit like colored confetti around the bird feeders that I wisely filled yesterday before the storm's arrival.  They fight and compete and gorge themselves on seed and suet.  The size of the bird is not the determining factor, but the size of the bill that give victory.


It is a very quiet day, a very white day as I sit alone, a very peaceful day with my feathered friends.

11 comments:

joeh said...

I'm sure the birds appreciate your foresight.

John Edwards said...

We're still having a mild qwinter over here in the UK. I actually miss the snowy winters we used to have.

Celia said...

Lovely warm color on your office walls, great contrast with the outdoors. It looks so warm.

Anita said...

I hope you stayed in your pajamas. :)
One state below you - we have much of the white stuff, too.
Thanks for sharing your peace and tranquility that's reflected in the photos.

messymimi said...

Peace and calm and something hot to drink and staying home sound like the best things on such days as this.

Studio Maywyn said...

The rose is a stunning photograph. I can see it on a mystery book cover it is so beautiful and intriguing.
Stay warm!

Red said...

Snow seems to muffle sound with it's insulation.

Linda Reeder said...

That first snowfall is always so beautiful.
I love your last line.

The Furry Gnome said...

Enjoy the snow!

Granny Annie said...

Dangerous beaks on the birdies. No snow here yet but our neighbors south had a lot. Like the pretending of 20 ft. of snow:-)

ellen abbott said...

frozen here too, something of a rarity. no snow for which I am thankful. it's pretty in pictures but not something I care to have to deal with.